AAP set to form government in Gujarat, claims Arvind Kejriwal, cites 'IB report'

Published on Oct 02, 2022 11:45 AM IST

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that an IB report has suggested that AAP will form the government in Gujarat if elections are held today.

AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal at a press briefing.
AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal at a press briefing.

An “Intelligence Bureau report” suggests that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to form government in Gujarat if elections are held today, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed on Sunday. The AAP chief further claimed that the report, however, shows a thin margin of victory, urging the people of Gujarat to give a “big push” so that the party gets a comfortable majority in the state.

“According to sources, an IB report has come. It is written in the report that if elections are held today, then the Aam Aadmi Party will form the government in Gujarat,” Kejriwal told a press conference.

“Although it is written in the report that right now it is with a thin margin. (We) are ahead with very few seats. The people of Gujarat will have to give a big push so that the (AAP) government is formed with a comfortable majority,” he added.

The AAP leader said that the BJP and Congress have joined hands and conducting secret meetings since this “IB report” has come.

“BJP, especially, is freaking out” over the report, he claimed, adding that the saffron party is making all efforts to strengthen Congress so that the anti-BJP votes get divided.

“Congress has been given the responsibility to garner as many votes of AAP as possible,” Kejriwal said.

“I want to tell the people of Gujarat - be cautious.”

Kejriwal also made an electoral promise of providing 40 for maintenance of each cow per day if AAP forms the government in the poll-bound state.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann was also present at the press briefing.

Both AAP leaders are on a two-day Gujarat visit and are set to address two public rallies on Sunday as the party intensified its campaign ahead of the Assembly polls in the BJP-ruled state due later this year.

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    Kunal Gaurav is a multimedia journalist with Hindustan Times, New Delhi. He handles daily editorial operations for the digital news desk, including news tracking, news prioritisation, writing and editing.

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